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studying the b.p. case and the relationship between business and the environment. how important is today's set element -- settlement. >> this is the biggest story.no. we have more dollars at stake. >> in terms of how importantthil us a little more. it's a record settlement. but it does encompass quite a few different features. in addition to the felony charges there is the fec investigation and the resolution of that matter and that is a big deal. >> darren is saying it's notove. the government is bringing gross negligence charges against bp. bp is going to fight it vigorously how is that going to play out? >> it's difficult for them toave standard when they admitted to the felony charges. when it's related to the environment. it's some $20 billion this is a big story but it's an even bigger story ahead. >> there have been so many fines there a silver lining to all of this? does this make the deep water drilling safer going into the future? >> well it's certainly a goodstr investors and the shareholders will see the company in a greater light. brrchltbut unfortunately we aret going to se
a bipartisan approach to the environment. i'm not pessimistic about those opportunities and i think that there is a brand-new sense of hope and a renewed sense of urgency. on the other side of the aisle, >> on the other side of the aisle, republican cathy mcmorris rodgers won a hard fought battle becoming the house republican conference chair. that means there will be at least one woman in the house gop leadership. so, bay buchanan, are democrats and republicans sending the message that women's voices will be heard in the upcoming congress? >> it's wise politics to make sure your women are prominently displayed within your party and leadership and in other different roles. >> i think women r sending their own message they're asserting their own power through congress, whether through voting, women asserting in congress or on both sides of the aisle in leadership, women are asserting their own power. >> when you have a presence, you will be heard. so it's now women have a strong presence in the congress and they will be heard on either side of the aisle. >> let's not forget, this is
in modern life. they're also the key to creating virtual reality. computer simulated environments allow us to experience imaginary scenes or overlay graphics on real world images. even today he continues to focus on the field of visualization. the question of how to see objects that do no exist in the real world. >> i don't know that seeing is essential but it's clear it's a large part of what human beings do, to see and interpret what they see. >> reporter: his realization that to see se to think goes back to his early childhood over 70 years ago. >> how did your parents affect your way of thinking? very much. my mother was really an educator and she told me when i was an infant, we gave me two hard boiled eggs. one of them was warm and the other was co. they looked exactly the same. this was a wonderful experience for a baby because they will very much the same but very different. >> reporter: thanks to his father, an engineer, he became interested in machines at an early age. at 16 he built a robotic mouse that could find its way through a maize. in 1963 at the age of 25, he develod a n
where we all count on each other. it's a stimulating environment if you like change and rapid change, amazon is a great place to be. >> rose: beyond what you have said characterize the culture of amazon today. >> well, i would say that the culture of amazon starts with an externally facing culture looking at customers as our touchstone. so companies can be kind of competitor focused. and that approach can be successful. or i think they can start with the customer and that can also be successful. so some companies have kind of a conqueror mentality. if you look at their annual strategic plan it starts with their three top enemies and who they are going to crush this year. and some companies, and certainly amazon is in this group. we have an explorer mentality. so we like to go pioneering. we like to find dark alleyways and wander down them and see if they open up into broad avenues. and sometimes they do. with that pine earring exploring mentality is what drives us. the core of the culture. and over the years it's self-selecting. the people who thrive at amazon and stay at amazon and
. >>> environment 58 researchers from southeast asia are sounding the alarm over marine pollution. they gathered in jakarta to share their research into the state of local seas. the indonesian government organized the seminar with the japan sociy fo the pmoti of science. about 150 people attended. japanese researchers say they found plastic garbage last year in the stomach of a seal of indones indonesia's island. they say the garbage can easily accumulate on the deep sea floor as currents are weak. some researchers say they found metals in the seabed in the manila bay and others reported finding chemicals in the java sea much indonesia. >>> emerging economic powers stilltruggling with poverty. emboldened citizens demanding democracy, the threat of violence, the push for peace, the shadow of conflict. get news and insight on south and southeast asia every weekday live from bangkok, only on nhk world "newsline". >>> the mayor of an island in the east china sea is trying to diffuse a dispute over fishing rights. he is visiting taiwan to talk about access to waters off the senkaku islands. he admini
that now, five years is a very, very long time in this environment. >> rose: will they in the next five years be able to move this from the sort of exporting economy model to a domestic demand model? >> i mean, the distinction between reformers and conservatives is a bit of an artifice, everyone that is meangful in cna ttuns the country knows that they have to shift and trance form the economy, but the fact that someone is in favor of reform does not mean they are in favor of free market reform. so clearly there is going to be a lot of interest in redistributing wealth and whether or not they can move on that is an open question. but trying to ensure that folks, more people get into the middle classes, there is less dissent and less dissatisfaction with their lot in life as growth in china slows. >> rose: can the communist party as it exists today in its closed way, how long does it have? >> i have an answer for that. as i think i have discussed with you before, charlie, one of the main impressions to me of living in china opposite things are always true, it is wonderful and horrible an
environment for stocks. >> that means you'll get some uneasiness extending into 2013. it won't have the cliff aspect at least in the first half of 2013. so, the can is kicked down the road. you'll have more like a simmering uneasiness waiting for washington to stay focus and arrive at a compromise. >> reporter: as to whether a solution on the fiscal cliff will result in a rally for stocks here on wall street. experts say the answer to that is yes. suzanne pratt, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: still ahead, a major deadline gets pushed back for health insurance exchanges, a key part of president obama's health care reform. >> tom: lunch box staples for generations of kids could be history. hostess brands-- the maker of twinkies, ho-hos and wonder bread wants to sell everything to liquidate the company and go out of business. it's asking a bankruptcy court for permission. as diane eastabrook reports the move follows months of financial problems and labor un-rest. >> reporter: hostess brands says it decided to liquidate after a strike by members of the bakery, confectionery, tobacco workers, and g
effect on performance. >> as we do in a cultural environment in which age is stereotyped, right? >> yes. >> then you will conform willy-nilly to that stereotype, if you're supposed to be fragile at the age 80. >> yes. >> then you become fragile. >> exactly. >> if you think, however, that your's going to be living to the age 100, then you shatter the stereotype and you don't conform to it, and you're healthier? >> you are. >> you actually affect your health? >> you affect your health by your attitude. donald palmer has the oldest thing in the world that we are as a result of what we think. >> this is all the brain? >> of course. >> all a result of cognition. >> cognition, that's right. cognition is just a $10 word for thinking and all the aspects of thinking. >> can i use $10 words on this? >> yes. >> now, you know that nih, national institutes for health or of health. >> national institutes of metal. >> they -- of health. >> they just had within summary past couple of weeks they had a big meeting and they talked about how your mental state actually affects your physical health, correct?
not to destroy the world's environment, which they will do if other things being equal. and so we want to work with them on avoiding environmental just destruction. we want them to continue bringing people from rural poverty to sort of urban working classness, which is what they've been doing. we want them to ow uin both international and domestic ways. grow up internationally in having a foreign policy that's not just whatever's good for them commercially, which is what their foreign policy is now. and to say, "okay, you have to play a role in iran and syria or whatever, being responsible." domestically, we want them to gain confidence so they don't have to have their foot on their people's neck. most of the time in china you don't know the government's around. just kind of a sort of state of chaos -- >> really? >> and, yeah. >> i mean, not like russia, the soviet union -- >> oh, it's -- >> not that blanket -- >> entirely different. it's most of the time the areas the government cares about, the internet, democratic protest or whatever, taiwan, tibet, they're all over. when it doesn't involve
so well and been so vocal in demanding both safe, affordable food and an environment worth living in. china's leaders will need to show creativity and balance to meet those demands. the chinese people are watching to see that they do. >> ifill: mary kay magistad writes about exploding watermelons and other food safety challenges for chinese consumers in a blog post. we also have a slide-show of images from china's burgeoning meat industry. you can find both links on our web site. again, the major developments of the day. marine general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan, came under scrutiny over e-mails and messages with a florida woman who triggered the david petraeus probe. and congress returned to work in a lame-duck session. lawmakers faced the challenge of preventing major tax hikes and spending cuts in the new year. tonight's edition of "frontline" explores the polarizing issue of assisted suicide. kwame holman has the details. >> holman: in "the suicide plan," filmmakers uncover a surprisingly coordinated underground world of assisted suicide in america. watch a prev
re-elected, so i don't know why the-- why the washington environment is a whole l different. >> the other thing the president said was i'm not up for reelection again. so they look ahead, they see 2010 and think if taxes do go up for the middle class, it will be john boehner, and the republicans to take the blame. >> well, that may be but who is it going to play that kind of bluffing game with the debt ceiling because that's when you really risk tremendous market reactions and peril. i know you talked about david petraeus, and the whole foreign policy issue last night on charlie, martha, but do you-- t me ask you again, do you take seriously the notion that john kerry could be defense secretary? >> i think that was a trial balloon. >> you do? >> i 19, clearly both of those stories were trial balloons. president obama, obviously, took it a little further, quite a bit further today talking about susan rice. it was no longer a trial balloon. but i think john kerry-- you know, is that a consolation prize? i think he's probably always wanted to be secretary of state. i'm not sure
. >> ( translated ): in the new environment, our party faces many severe challenges and there are many pressing problems within the party that need to be resolved. the problems among the party members and card res of corruption taking bribes, being out of touch with the people, undue emphasis on formalities and bureaucracy must be addressed with great effort:. >> ( translated ): -- >> reporter: we know only a little about xi. he's the son of a communist party hero. his daughter is at harvard and his wife is a famous singer. she holds a rank in the people's liberation army equivalent to major general but has disappeared from view since her husband was picked for the top. the other five on stage today are a conservative lot, reformers lost out in this reshuffle. this man studied economics in north korea. the man on the right has been in charge of propaganda and censorship. yesterday the politburo voted to include in their constitution outgoing president hu jintao's theory of scientific development. all in favor? anyone against? no one. no one. it's a show. important decisions like who will be lea
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